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April

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, We Give You Exhibit A

Even after all these years, it’s still exciting to see BendPak equipment in print. In this case however, we were mostly confused. If you compare the three lifts, you can see that they all are in the same weight capacity category and they all do essentially the same thing. But somehow the BendPak car lift got placed merely in the “Good” category.

What. The. Heck.

So this is where we’re supposed to say, “We’re just as good as the other guys,” right? NO WAY. We’re better than just good and we can prove it. See, we like to actually back up our claims of good / better / best. You know, instead of relying on some marketing hack (who knows more about fonts than say…engineering) to make assumptions based solely on price. It’s a little thing we like to call truth in advertising.

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March

Fighting Inflation and Keeping Costs Low

Automotive equipment manufacturer BendPak resists raising prices in the face of inflation. Wednesday, the head of mega retailer Wal-Mart’s U.S. operations warned USA TODAY’S editorial board that the coming inflation is “going to be serious” and that he is seeing “cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate.”
On the manufacturing side, automotive equipment companies like BendPak Inc. have already been hit hard with a 20% spike in raw steel costs beginning in July, 2010. Despite this, BendPak Inc. was able to keep prices stable below the industry average with most products only seeing a price increase between 3% and 14%.

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BendPak’s Photo Shoot With Bill Goldberg

his last Monday, we got the ball rolling on our newest addition. Our trip took us south to wrestler, actor and host Bill Goldberg’s impressive garage and automotive collection.

Mr. Goldberg has a grand total of 12 bays on his property, and six of them contain a BendPak car lift.

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December

Howe and Howe Tech 2nd Season on Discovery Channel Tonight!

Black Ops Brothers: Howe & Howe Tech is back on Discovery Channel starting tonight! Tune in at 10PM to see Geoff and Mike fabricate some of the coolest military-grade machinery ever seen on wheels. Last season they moved into a huge new manufacturing facility with the capacity to take their engineering marvels to the next […]

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November

BendPak MD-6XP Car Lift Seen on Mythbusters

One sharp BendPak fan brought it to our attention that the MD-6XP scissor car lift was used on last week’s episode of Mythbusters! And it’s pretty appropriate too, considering that in the episode they took apart a Porsche 928 and flipped it around to run BACKWARDS. (What else would you use it for, right?) It’s […]

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BendPak at AAPEX ’10

Check out these photos from the 2010 BendPak booth at AAPEX! And make sure you come by and say hi if you’re at the show.

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BendPak’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Cars

Not just for Bugatti fans! If you are any sort of a car fan, the Mullin Automotive Museum is definitely something you should check out if you’re anywhere near Southern California. It’s a great way to spend some free time and expand your knowledge about vintage, artistic and downright classy cars. There’s even furniture, sculptures and paintings to satisfy your artistic cravings.

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September

R26FLT Heavy-Duty Truck Tire Changer Demo

The R26FLT tire changer is equipped with a portable control tower that includes a separate module for each function on the machine. There are two joysticks, one that controls the bead breaking tool on a horizontal axis plus the tire arm height on a vertical axis and another that opens and closes the jaw clamps. On the bottom, there is a foot pedal that rotates the tire arm either left or right, while the top button (the big red one) turns the machine on and off.

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August

BendPak Under Attack

Someone hit a fire hydrant at the BendPak Santa Paula facility! Fortunately, no car lifts were harmed in the process.

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